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Ground control to pilots: All clear for RED BULL Paper Wings 2015 takeoff

Air traffic across the world will sharply increase in December when some of the world’s best pilots will take on their rivals in hundreds of national qualifiers for a spot in the Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals in the iconic Hangar–7, home of the Flying Bulls in Salzburg/Austria in May 2015.

SALZBURG (AUT) – Forget cockpits, jet engines and the sweet smell of kerosene. All the equipment needed is an ordinary, commercial sheet of paper. But the recipe for success also requires a strong dose of exceptional folding abilities as well as creativity, imagination, and a grasp of basic aeronautic rules.

Tens of thousands of self-trained pilots will put their extraordinary skills to the tests in more than 80 countries on four continents for one of the world’s most international events and the top paper plane contest.

Qualifiers will take off in March in the 4th edition of Red Bull Paper Wings, to see who’s got what it takes to mix it up with the best in the world and to be whisked off to the world finals at Hangar-7 to compete amid the world’s most spectacular flying machines on display.

We will have 3 national qualiflyers on University campuses, as well as an additional one that will be open to all Universities who will not have a qualiflyer on their campus , the top 5 from each qualiflyer will move on to a national final taking place on the 28th of march, location to be confirmed.

A star-studded jury will pick the winners for the most aerobatic flight, who along with the winners for the longest airtime and the longest distance travelled by their paper planes will advance to the finals on May 9.

Fold it, calibrate it and check the aerodynamics before releasing the plane for a place in the record books.
More than 37,000 fierce competitors from 83 countries took part in the qualifiers in 2012 and that number is set to rise this year as they chase to dethrone Lebanon’s Elie Chemaly, who won with the longest airtime of 10.68 seconds in 2012.Tomas Beck, from the Czech Republic is the title holder when it comes to distance with a flight of 50.37 meters. Ryan Naccarato and Poland’s Tomasz Chodryra both shared the aerobatics world title last time.

Sign-up for your national qualiflyer via www.redbullpaperwings.com

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